NTC Debate Competition 2016
NTC DEBATE COMPETITION 2016
BY MR. KHIM PHON, Chief Executive Officer of NTC GROUP
Congratulations to the final round debaters!
I would like to start my remarks with a sincere thank you to the organizing committee and judges for the extremely competent planning and organization of the NTC Debate Competition 2016, as well as for your warmth and superb hospitality
I would also like to especially thank management team, teachers, debaters, parents and all students for your commitment and great efforts in making this event happen.
NTC Group is an institution that is committed to being one of the leading, educational communities in Cambodia. It is locally and internationally recognized for the formal and non-formal education that is being offered to Cambodians and non-Cambodians, in partnership with the Ministry of Education Youth and Sports for the development of human resources in Cambodia.
Therefore, all challenging events, which help reinforce the 21st-century skills and involve students in research activities at national and international arenas, are encouraged to exist in our schools. For instance, this Debate Competition is the platform and the vital catalyst to promote collaboration, communication, creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem-solving, and research activities on and off the school campus. These skills are the powerful engines propelling the quality of life forward.
Your academic achievement and record today are not accidentally and magically made, but they come from your comprehensive and exhaustive work to prepare you for future job prospects.
It is unbelievably to see and hear your exceptional knowledge and skills in dealing with contemporarily global concerns at your age. You are the generation of change and development. We are really proud of you. Congratulations!!
I would also like to take this opportunity to share to you all that “Time does not fail you itself, but you fail your time yourself”. This also implies that nothing can stop time moving forward even though you can stop your watch but still it is impossible at all. Time always satisfies and offers you choices to decide what should or should not be done; you do not deserve these opportunities yourselves.
“The Best is the enemy of the Better”. This implies that as long as society keeping changing, developing and moving forward you need to keep upgrading and advancing yourselves as well in order to survive in the 21st century. If not you will be left far behind or taken over by the younger generations.
Optimistically, I do hope that you would put these concepts into account and keep upgrading your knowledge and performance.
Finally, I would like to express my sincere thank and congratulations on your hard work and significant achievements in fulfilling your duties and loyalty.
And I would like to express my profoundly most gratitude to all participants, especially parents for your continued support in the development and reconstruction of our NTC Group. I firmly convinced that the cooperation and friendship among all NTC Group’s staff from every level will be endlessly strengthened and enlarged.
I wish you all to have happiness, success, and prosperity in life.